David the Android
David the Android
David the Android

Ridley Scott has confirmed the return of David, as played by Micheal Fassbender (Assassin’s Creed, 300, X-Men) for Prometheus 2.

The movie will begin shooting in early 2016, making this his next project coming after Matt Damon’s The Martian. During an interview with Deadline, the director responded when he was asked if Fassbender will be back:

Oh, yes. He and I are friends, because we also did The Counselor. And, I love The Counselor. No one else seemed to.”

He also revealed that the film will be shot in Australia, “[Michael] Fassbender will do this one with me, and it’s meant to start production in February. I’m in prep, now. I’ll either shoot in Aussie, or here.”

Micheal Green (Green Lantern, Snoops) is still penning the script and rumours are circling around the possibility that Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Fassbender’s David are indeed traveling to the homeworld of mysterious Engineers, the creators of humanity. They are using an Engineer’s ship and David’s head is detached from his body.

The director outlined the philosophical thread this movie seeks here:

You can either say, leave the first film alone and jump ahead, but you can’t because it ends on too specific a plot sentence as she says, I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from …It is pretty grand thinking, and that’s what I want to explore. You’ve got to go back and find those engineers and see what they are thinking. If engineers are the forerunners of us, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function, who created that?

A very ambitious movie statement but we do wonder if it will less messy than the 2012 movie.

Source: Deadline

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